Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

New American Standard Bible

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish before God.

King James Version

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Holman Bible

As smoke is blown away,
so You blow them away.
As wax melts before the fire,
so the wicked are destroyed before God.

International Standard Version

As smoke is driven away, so you drive them away. As wax melts in the presence of fire, so the wicked die in the presence of God.

American Standard Version

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: As wax melteth before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Amplified

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish before the presence of God.

Bible in Basic English

Let them be like smoke before the driving wind; as wax turning soft before the fire, so let them come to an end before the power of God.

Darby Translation

As smoke is driven, thou wilt drive them away; as wax melteth before the fire, the wicked shall perish at the presence of God.

Julia Smith Translation

As smoke being dispersed thou wilt disperse: as wax melting from the face of fire, the unjust shall perish from the face of God.

King James 2000

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Lexham Expanded Bible

As smoke is driven off, you will drive [them] off. As wax melts before fire, [the] wicked will perish before God.

Modern King James verseion

As smoke is driven away, You drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, let the wicked perish in the presence of God.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou drive them away; and like as wax melteth at the fire, so shall the ungodly perish at the presence of God.

NET Bible

As smoke is driven away by the wind, so you drive them away. As wax melts before fire, so the wicked are destroyed before God.

New Heart English Bible

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

The Emphasized Bible

As smoke is driven about, Let them be driven about, - As wax is melted before a fire, Let the lawless perish before God.

Webster

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away: as wax melteth before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

World English Bible

As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.

Youngs Literal Translation

As the driving away of smoke Thou drivest away, As the melting of wax before fire, The wicked perish at the presence of God.

References

Easton

Wax

Hastings

Joy

Watsons

Context Readings

God's Majestic Power

1 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered. Let also those who hate him flee before him. 2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away. As wax melts before the fire, so let the wicked perish at the presence of God. 3 But let the righteous be glad. Let them exult before God. Yea, let them rejoice with gladness.


Cross References

Psalm 37:20

But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of LORD [is] as the fat of lambs: they shall disintegrate; they shall disintegrate away into smoke.

Micah 1:4

And the mountains shall be melted under him, and the valleys shall be split, as wax before the fire, as waters that are poured down a steep place.

Psalm 97:5

The mountains melted like wax at the presence of LORD, at the presence of LORD of the whole earth.

Isaiah 9:18

For wickedness burns as the fire. It devours the briers and thorns. Yea, it kindles in the thickets of the forest, and they roll upward in a column of smoke.

Hosea 13:3

Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud, and as the dew that passes away early, as the chaff that is driven with the whirlwind out of the threshing-floor, and as the smoke out of the chimney.

Psalm 80:16

It is burned with fire, it is cut down. They perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.

Psalm 22:14

I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart is like wax; it is melted within me.

Psalm 76:7

Thou, even thou, are to be feared. And who may stand in thy sight when once thou are angry?

Isaiah 64:2

as when fire kindles the brushwood, [and] the fire causes the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!

Nahum 1:5-6

The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is up heaved at his presence. Yea, the world, and all who dwell therein.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9

in a fire of flame rendering vengeance to those who have not known God, and to those not obeying the good-news of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 6:16-17

And they say to the mountains and to the rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb.

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